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Ogbourne C of E Primary School

Our Humanities Curriculum

Our Geography Curriculum

Our Geography Intent - 2020-21

Ogbourne CofE Primary School aims to ensure high standards of teaching and learning in geography, based on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.  We implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as a combination of focused topics at least once a year as well as regularly interlaced content with other disciplines across the curriculum.

We ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences and a well-rounded education.  At Ogbourne, geography teaches an understanding of places and environments both close to home and in more exotic locations. Children learn about their local area and compare it to other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They develop the skills to draw and interpret maps in addition to those of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving skills. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of humankind and the planet.

Examples of this include: - using the local area to follow maps in Key Stage 1, comparing the similarities and differences in environments and communities in Lower Key Stage 2, and debating world issues on pollution and sustainability in Upper Key Stage 2.

Our primary goal is to ensure all children at Ogbourne come to see geography as an exciting, relevant subject.  The many cross-curricular links ensure pupils are able to see the subject in context to their own lives and the lives of the community around them from the local area to the wider world and as a result allow them to develop their own sense of global citizenship.

Our History Curriculum - 2020-21

Our History Intent - 2020-21

Ogbourne CofE Primary school acknowledges the value History has in connecting various subjects and cultures; as well as allowing our children to understand their place in the world.

We aim to offer a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past locally and internationally.

Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.

 It also helps children gain a sense of cultural capital for their own understanding of identity across social, political, and economic backgrounds. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English and Art.

"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future."
Theodore Roosevelt

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